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BRIAN WHEAT Says DAVE RUDE 'Saved' TESLA

In 2006, when TESLA needed a new guitar player to replace original member Tommy Skeoch, Dave Rude took the job and the band hasn't looked back since. TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, who is promoting his recently released autobiography, "Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla", spoke to "The SDR Show" about how Rude ...

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MIKKEY DEE Says Playing With SCORPIONS Is 'So Much More Physically Demanding' Than Performing With MOTÖRHEAD Ever Was

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee was recently interiewed on "Drum For The Song", the podcast hosted by Dane Campbell, son of ex-MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what the main difference is between playing with MOTÖRHEAD and touring with SCORPIONS in terms of how he paces ...

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MACHINE HEAD's MATT ALSTON: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Halo' Performance From North American Tour

Drum-cam footage of MACHINE HEAD drummer Matt Alston performing the song "Halo" with his bandmates during their January/February 2020 North American tour can be seen below. The British-born Alston (DEVILMENT, EASTERN FRONT) and Polish guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED) joined MACHINE HEAD in time for the 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My ...

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OF MICE & MEN Releases New Song 'Timeless'

OF MICE & MEN has released the title track of its upcoming EP, "Timeless". The effort will be released on February 26 via the band's new label home, SharpTone Records. "'Timeless' is a song about becoming increasingly aware of impermanence, written through somewhat of a somber, yet romantic, lens," says singer/bassist Aaron Pauley. "At the ...

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VIO-LENCE's PHIL DEMMEL And TYKETTO's DANNY VAUGHN Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Blackout' (Video)

Members of VIO-LENCE, TYKETTO, U.D.O. and BONFIRE recently teamed up to record a quarantine cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Blackout". You can watch the video below. Recording lineup: Vocals - Danny Vaughn (TYKETTO) Guitar - Phil Demmel (ex-MACHINE HEAD/VIO-LENCE) Guitar - Dee Dammers (U.D.O.) Bass - Michael "Mülli" Müller (JADED HEART) Drums - André ...

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THE OFFSPRING's Long-Awaited New Album Finally Has A Release Date

THE OFFSPRING frontman Bryan "Dexter" Holland and guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman have confirmed that the band's long-awaited tenth album will arrive soon. The follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" was once again produced by Bob Rock, who also worked on the band's last two LPs. " In a short announcement on THE OFFSPRING's socials, Dexter ...

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Ex-PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN On His Memoir: 'There Was A Lot Of Stuff That I Didn't Want In There That Was Put In'

Former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown has once again claimed that his memoir contains passages that were published without his consent. Four years after "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" was released in 2013, Brown was publicly critical of the way his autobiography turned out, saying in interviews that the book's publication was ...

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DEF LEPPARD Launches Band-Curated Thematic Artist Compilations

Inviting further immersion into their dynamic catalog, legendary British rock and roll icons and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees DEF LEPPARD have introduced a weekly series of thematic artist compilations, launching across platforms today and continuing every Friday through April 9. Bandmembers Joe Elliott, Rick Allen, Rick Savage, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Singer PHIL LABONTE Is Four Years Sober

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Jasta Show", the Internet show hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, ALL THAT REMAINS singer Phil Labonte revealed that he has been sober for four years. "I just stopped," he said (see video below). "I don't know if I qualify as sober, because I haven't through AA; ...

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AC/DC: Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Realize' Music Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official music video for AC/DC's song "Realize" can be seen below. The track is taken from the legendary rockers' long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which came out in November. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff ...

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BRIAN WHEAT Explains TESLA's Appeal

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, who is promoting his recently released autobiography, "Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla", spoke to Jesse Bruce of Grand Haven, Michigan radio station WMPA about the group's enduring popularity. He said (hear audio below): "I think the appeal of the band is that normal, everyday working-class people can ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Hope To Record Fifth Album This Summer

In a new interview with Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy of Talking Metal, BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman Ricky Warwick offered an update on the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "Another State Of Grace" LP. He said (see video below): "We have written the next BLACK STAR RIDERS album. It's done. It's demoed. ...

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